Dark Sacred Night opening line: The patrol officers had left the front door open.
There is no keeping Detective Harry Bosch from doing what he loves. And that is solving cold cases. But this one is personal. The mother of the dead child has moved in with him. However, he cannot pursue the investigation without some help. And this comes from Detective Renée Ballard. She has been relegated to working the night shift, and she has time on her hands.
Dark Sacred Night
At the end of a long, dark night Detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the very first time.
Detective Renée Ballard is working the graveyard shift again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets.
The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help and she relents.
Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway who was brutally murdered. He crossed paths with her devastated mother while working a previous case, and Daisy’s story has seized hold of him.
Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch and his former partner Lucia Soto to find out what happened to Daisy and finally bring her killer to justice…
Michael Connelly is an author I collect. I have most of the Harry Bosch books sitting on my bookshelf. And usually I would not read a book out of sequence. But I could not wait to get stuck into this. And I reckon catching up won’t be difficult to do. A great novel which has introduced a new character. And one I hope is here to stay.